Pet Education

Urine Deep Water Now: A Leptospirosis Review

PET EDUCATION: Leptospirosis is generally treated with antibiotics and supportive care. When treated early and aggressively, the chances for recovery are good but there is still a risk of permanent residual kidney or liver damage and/ or death.


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Vomiting and Diarrhea…Is it an Emergency

Pet Ed: Vomiting and Diarrhea

PET EDUCATION: Vomiting and diarrhea are two of the most common reasons pets come into the emergency room. Vomiting and diarrhea in cats and dogs can be caused by quite a range of different causes. Causes with different treatment recommendations and potential outcomes.


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Pet Responsibility: Good for Your Pet… and for You.

Pet Responsibility

With February being National Pet Responsibility Month, it’s a good idea to review some key ideas that will make caring for your pet, and your pet’s overall well-being, better and more fulfilling.


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A Big Fat Lecture: Hepatic Lipidosis (Fatty Liver)

Hepatic Lipidosis-01

Hepatic lipidosis, also known as fatty liver syndrome, is a disease process characterized by excessive accumulation of fat within liver cells. This is a common acquired and potential fatal liver disease seen in cats. Hepatic lipidosis usually occurs following a prolonged period of anorexia (not eating). Most affected cats are overweight or obese, although cats in ideal body condition can also be affected.


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Heartworm Disease in Southern California.

Heartworm: Mosquito

Heartworm disease is an infection in animals caused by a worm called Dirofilaria immitis. This worm is spread by mosquito bites. The adult worms live in the heart and large blood vessels in the chest. Dogs, cats, ferrets, wolves, coyotes, seals, and sea lions can all become infected.


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